At the same time across the pond in the United Kingdom, two other fellows (Jim Bruce & Ken Walker) had the same idea & were also messing around to make a bamboo-like graphite fly rod. Well, eventually all three of them got together & the Hexagraph fly rod was born.
Below is a vintage ad from 1990 by Walton Powell. He gives a brief description of the rods & how they came to be. In the ad, he's also offering an introductory sale price on these rods.......If only we had a time machine, as these rods now sell for more than twice as much as Walton was asking!!!
Hexagraph rods are, as you can assume from the last sentence, still being made today. This ad gives us a small glimpse back into the beginnings of this unique fly rod company.
(special thanks to my good friend Mr. Paul Williamson for sharing this ad with me)